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Switch Mobility unveils electric bus platform EiV12 with 500 km range and many more facilities

by Shailee Mishra

Date & Time: Jun 16, 2022 11:00 AM

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On June 14, Switch Mobility, the electric vehicle branch of commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland, revealed the EiV12, a new electric bus. The company plans to deploy this electric bus as public transportation, and it is in talks with several state governments about adopting the new vehicle.

The EiV12 electric bus will be available in two models, each with a range of 100 to 300 kilometres on a single charge. Each of these electric buses will cost roughly 70 lakh, with certain variations costing up to one crore.

EiV12 buses has 'Switch iON' linked technology

The EiV12 electric bus is built on the same EV architecture as the European Switch e1 bus, which was just released. It also has 'Switch iON' linked technology, which allows for remote, real-time diagnostics and monitoring, as well as digital battery management capabilities.

"I am thrilled to offer Switch EiV 12 platform in India, which is built on the experience of 50 million electric kilometres globally," Mahesh Babu, Director and CEO of Switch Mobility India, stated. The platform has a one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge global EV architecture that provides higher efficiency, safety, and dependability. This platform's goods were created using cutting-edge technology to provide a wonderful consumer experience. I am convinced that the Switch iON connected vehicle platform provides our fleet operators with a variety of solutions that boost the commercial value proposition. In the near future, our team is working hard to release several products as part of the Switch electric intelligent car platform."

Goal to increase availability of e- vehicles in global market

"The debut of our next generation electric bus platform in India is a key milestone for Switch Mobility," stated Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman of Switch Mobility. Our goal is to increase the availability of electric vehicles in India, the United Kingdom, Europe, and other global markets, thereby contributing significantly to the fast increasing zero-carbon mobility industry. We are confident that through more such offerings of electric buses and soon-to-be-launched electric light vehicles, we will accelerate our vision to be at the forefront in this evolving market." With a strong lineage and proven expertise in the commercial vehicle market, we are confident that through more such offerings of electric buses and soon-to-be-launched electric light vehicles, we will accelerate our vision to be at the forefront in this evolving market."

Buses are developed with lithium ion batteries to suit indian climate

The innovative lithium-ion modular batteries in the Switch EiV12 electric bus were developed specifically for the Indian market and climatic circumstances. According to the manufacturer, these batteries will allow the bus to go up to 500 kilometres per day and will offer twin gun quick charging.

Avoided over 5000 tonnes of CO2

Switch Mobility claims that its current EV bus fleet in India has logged over 8 million kilometres and avoided over 5000 tonnes of CO2. This is the same as planting almost 30,000 trees.

Also Read: Delhi govt. approve 1500 low floor e-buses in public transportation fleet

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